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First New Lupus Drug in 50 Years: Benlysta Gains FDA Approval

For the first time in over 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for lupus, a breakthrough drug called Benlysta (belimumab). Anca D. Askanase, MD, MPH was Principal Investigator at the New York University site for Benlysta research and also serves as a Member of the Lupus Foundation of America’s […]

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Family Learns Health Secrets Through Genome Sequencing

Breakthrough research in the field of personal genomics. A few years ago, John West suffered two frightening pulmonary embolisms from blood clots that traveled from his leg to his lung.  Up to 600,000 Americans suffer from venous thromboembolism each year, a combination of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and one third of them die as […]

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Best Strategies for Maintaining Long-Term Weight Loss

Do you wonder why, after losing weight last year, you’re back to where you started? Are you telling yourself that this time, you will strengthen your resolve and make it stick? A surprising new Australian study helps explain that your lack of willpower may not be to blame. Published recently in the New England Journal […]

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The Health Benefits of Sleep

The Health Benefits of Sleep

There are many health benefits of sleep, but improving the quantity and quality of sleep can be quite a challenge in a world that values continuous, 24 x 7 x 365 productivity. Sleep is important for learning, memory consolidation, alertness, productivity and mood, whereas sleep deprivation is linked to many chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular […]

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New Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Beyond pills and patches – new treatment options for chronic pain  A new report by the Institute of Medicine reveals that a startling number of Americans, 116 million, are affected by chronic pain – more than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Chronic pain is a huge public health burden that costs the U.S. up […]

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How to Kick the Added Sugar Habit

Is eating too much added sugar putting your health at risk? You are not alone: Americans are consuming an average of 22 teaspoons a day, way above the American Heart Association’s recommended limits of 6 teaspoons a day for women and 9 teaspoons a day for men.  Teenagers are eating even more: on average they […]

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Is Too Much Sitting Bad For Your Health?

Beware the chair – Add more activity to your day for better health. Are you sitting down to read this? Perhaps you should be standing up. In a recent study, those who spent almost all of their time sitting had a 54% higher risk of mortality from all causes (except cancer) compared to those who hardly […]

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